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Environmental Science: The Science of Oil Spill Recovery

from Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Join us as we explore the Gulf Oil Spill or Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We will study how the oil spill happened, the attempts to contain it and how the oil was recovered. We will also briefly compare to a land spill and discuss animals effected by it.

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About This Program


By Request: $175.00

Note: International shipping is a $30 fee. Please schedule a month in advance for shipping outside of the U.S.


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Industrial Technology, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Booking Information

We will ship up to 30 student kits. Please confirm with museum how many kits your class will need. Please request program(s) four weeks in advance to ensure shipment of materials. If shipping outside continental US, please request programs eight weeks in advance.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

We will not charge for programs cancelled to snow days or school emergencies.

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, OH
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site Sunwatch Archaeological Park provide interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Casandra Melke

Program Details


·What an oil spill is
·Oil extraction
·What crude oil is and where it is found
·What the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is
·How and when it happened
·The science behind platform blowout
·The steps taken to try to stop the oil from spilling or leaking.
·Then the students create an oil spill and try various guided steps to recover the oil. Hands on portion.
· Briefly compare a marine oil spill to one on land and how it was cleaned up.
·If available, students will see a live salamander and how it was involved in an oil spill.


The participants will:
Examine the scientific method in a real world context
Compare the advantages of various clean up techniques.
Engage in a discussion about energy and the oil industry.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Ohio Common Core, PG.ER.1, PG.ER.2, PG.Er.3, ENV.ER.2, ENV.ER.3, ENV.ER.4, B.DI.2, B.DI.3

State Standards

Please contact for state or national stantards.